Lot 23 of 302:
Bishop Burnet's History of his Own Time  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
$200 - $300

Bishop Burnet's History of his Own Time: From the Restoration of Charles II to the Settlement of King William and Queen Mary at the Revolution [&] From the Revolution to the Conclusion of the Treaty of Peace at Utrecht, in the Reign of Queen Anne

Burnet, Gilbert


Thomas Ward & Joseph Downing

1724 & 1734


2 volumes. [xvi], 836; [xxii], 765 pp. (Folio) 35x22.5 cm (13¾x9") Volume I: period calf Volume II: rebacked with original spine panel laid down, both bordered in gilt with cornerpieces and decorative frame in blind, red and blue morocco labels lettered in gilt. First Editions.

The second volume edited and with a life of the author by his son Thomas Burnet. On the verso of the title page in Volume II is a manuscript note from Thomas Burnet: "The original manuscript of both Volumes of this History will be deposited in the Cotton Library  by T. Burnet." Gilbert Burnet was a Scottish theologian and historian who was eventually Bishop of Salisbury. The present work is a rebuttal to Nicholas Sanders' De Origine et Progressu Schismatio Anglicani in which Sanders had attacked the English Reformation as a political act carried out by a corrupt monarch. 

Lot Amendments

Rubbing and scrapes to calf, corners slightly bumped; front hinge of Volume I cracked with front free endpaper starting, a bit of toning, else very good or better.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.